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INTERCULTURAL CALENDAR | Festivals and dates

Festivals and dates

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September 2016

Mon.
Ganesh Chaturthi
Hindu festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati. In some places Lord Ganesh is worshipped with 21 types of leaves which have medicinal value and are used to cure various ailments.
Thu.
Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This is the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Fri.
Radha Ashtami
Radha is the favourite of Lord Krishna’s ‘gopis’ or cowherding maidens. Radha Ashtami celebrates the birthday of Radha.
Sun. 11 
Idul Juha / Bakrid *
On this day Muslims may sacrifice a sheep or goat and share the meat with family members, neighbors and the poor.
* Floating (1-2 days) depending on the sighting of the moon.
Wed. 21 
International Day of Peace
It is a day consecrated to world peace, and the absence of war and violence.